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180 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 



TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767. 

(Contributed by Mrs. N. E. Clement, Chatham, Va.) 

(Continued from p. 304.) 

Tithes Land 

Capt. John Wards (17) Tithes 17 
John Cleveland, Thos. Hardy, Peter Lee, 

Harry, Jack, Abram, Bess, Tom, Ben, 

Nant, Jack, Dick, Matt, Tom, John, 

Thomas & Nant. 17 

John Nichols „. 1 100 

Samuel Smith, Jack, Tom, Will, Hannah, & 

Bess, 6 150 

Edward Polley, Jr., 1 

John Adams, John Adams, Jr., 2 894 

Allan Adams, 1 200 

Charles Beasley, 1 

William Pigg,— . 1 200 

(17.) John Ward came to Pittsylvania from Albemarle about 1763. 
(Book of Surveys, Pittsylvania Records). He built his home on the 
north side of Staunton River, now Campbell, which he called the "Man- 
sion," for its elegance in those pioneer days. It is standing to-day, a 
quaint old homestead, with its corner fire places and cabinets either side 
the mantel. There are three stories and the third story was the ball 
room, covering the entire house, and here the daughters of the house 
were married. John Ward married 1st Anne Chiles, daughter of Henry 
Chiles of Amelia (Va. Mag. Hist. Vol. 20), by this marriage there was 
issue: 

1. William Ward, married Mildred Adams, daughter of Robert Adams 
and Penelope Lynch. 

2. Agatha Ward, married Col. John Calloway. 

3. Anne Ward, married Christopher Lynch, son of Major Chas. Lynch 
and Sarah Clark Lynch. 

4. Thomas Ward married Mildred Walden. 

5. Jeremiah Ward moved to Texas. 

6. John Ward, settled "Sulphur Springs" home. 

7. Henry Ward, born Ap. 5, 1751, died Ap. 12, 1823 (taken from tomb 
at the "Mansion.") Married Martha Barbour. 

John Ward married secondly Mrs Sarah Clark Lynch, widow of Major 
Charles Lynch, Dec. 17, 1766 (Bedford County Records). 

During the Revolutionary War, John Ward was appointed Major of 
the Bedford Militia. His will is recorded in Campbell County, 1817. 



TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767 181 

A List of Tithables Taken by John Hanley (18), Gent for year 
1767. 

Tithes Land 

William Hinton, 2 

John Panill, 1 

John Condaman,... 1 

Wm. Huntsman, 1 

James Lyon, 4 200 

John Bollin, 1 

Wm. Bollin, 1 

Wm. Stevens, 3 

James Anderson, 1 

Daniel Wells, 2 

Joshua Bewclett, 2 

Jac. McPais (?) 1 

Abraham Brend, 1 

William Brend, 1 

Beni Sanders, 1 

John Hall 1 

Nathan Bewclett, 3 

Daniel Con, 1 

John McGown, _.._ 4 

Bedford Jinkins, 1 

Eliphes Shalton, 2 

George Cowton, 4 

Shelton. 2 

George Carrail, (?) 1 

John Williams, 1 

Ralph Shelton, Sen., 4 200 

John Hanby, 4 

A List of Tythables Taken July 17, 1767 by Peter Copland (19) 
Gent 

John Kendricks, 1 

James Roberts,. 1 

,(18.) John Hanbey was one of the first Justices of the Peace for 
Pittsylvania County, and lived in that portion which later was known 
as Patrick County. In 1775, was appointed Captain of the Militia. 

(19.) Peter Copland, one of the first Justices of Peace for Pittsyl- 
vania, and lived in that portion of the county which later became Henry. 



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Tifhes. Land 



Dauzwell Rogers, 

Thorn. Nunn,.__ 

Rich White, 

John Rowland, John Palfery, Jack & Pegg,. 

Capt. William Blevins, Dawl & Peter, 

Daniel Newman Jun, 

Dennis Bryan,.- 

Thomas Wright, 

John Rice, 

Neel Roberts,..- 

James Wallen, 

Charles Scaggs 

Edw d Callaham, 

D'o. Baker, 

Harry Dillen, 

Wm. Young, 

Wm. Baily Jun, 

Rich. Baker, 

Little William Blevins,.- 

Frederick D. 0. Daniel, 

William Bailey, Sen', 

Wm. Ashart, 

David Shadwell & Bob, 

John Handy, _ 

Jacob Cooger & son Henry,.- 

James Filley, _ 

Wm. Reed,._ 

David Hailey, 

Robt McVatta. 

Wm. McVatta 

John Barker. 

Jeremiah Claimck, Jun 

John Newman 

Kave Bailey. 

Thomas Cooper, Sen 

Wm. Reeding. 

Thomas Shanam & David Cazey._ 



150 



TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767 183 

Tithes Land 

Jessey Bound & Pompey._ 2 

Enguim Nunn- 1 

Joseph Nunn & Nan 2 

Thomas Gazaway 1 

Joseph Wallen- 1 

Elisha Wallen Sen'. 1 

Thomas Cooper, Jr., Terence Daniel, negroes 

George & Winney. 4 300 

William Bass..._ 1 

Elisha Harbour 1 150 

Elijah Harbour & negro Hannah. 2 310 

Fosyth Bradberry._ 1 

James Merrydeth 1 

Barclay Merrydeth.- 1 

William Merrydeth, Constable.— 1 

Thomas Webb 1 

John Wells 1 

William Thomas, John Davis, Benj Davis & 

Charles Mitchell 4 

Waters Dunn, Waters Dunn, Jr., Rich d Dunn, 

Rich d Bradberry, negroes Tom, Moll & Lilly 7 
Peter Copland, Rich d Copland, Dan'l Mc- 

Bride & negro Hannah 4 

Ambrose Jones, negroes Dinah & Judy._ 3 

Thomas Cooper, jr 1 

Philip Ryan. 1 

John Talbot... 1 765 

James Calk 1 

John Cox, Sr., John Cox, Jr., Neg" Lucy.__ 3 

Nemian Prater, Nemiah Prater __ 2 

Charles Semple 1 

Matthew Small 1 



99 
The above List of Tithables taken by me. 

Peter Copeland. 



184 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 

Tithes Land 
A List of Tithables & Land taken by Gordon, 

Pittyslvania County, 1767. 

John Wimbsih, James Mitchell, negro Cyrus, 
Orange, Sail, Pegg, in all 6 627 

John Martin, Joseph Cox. 2 

William Candler, .Arestripes Baghan, negro 
Chester. 3 

William Stanley, John Stanley, Wm. Stanley, 

Jr- 3 

William Pain 

Thomas Stone 

John Stone, jun r . 

James Stone.— 1 100 

Thomas Justice. 

Israel Justice 1 300 

Simeon Justice 

Samuel Gordon Torn 

Archibald Gordon (20), negros Dick, Kildare, 

Lucy, Sarah. 5 (torn) 

John Hickey (21) (torn) 

A List of Tithables taken by Hamon Critz (22), Gent., for 
the year 1767. 
Thomas Walling 1 125 

(20.) Archibald Gordon, one of the first Justices of the Peace. Was 
appointed Lieutenant of the Militia in 1767. In 1774 was made Col. of 
of the County. Elected Sheriff in 1771. "He was Scotch by birth, 
and lived and died without marrying" (Va. Mag. Hist. Vol. 7). 

(21.) John Hicky, very probably the Mr. Hikki mentioned in the 
Moravian Diary, 1753. (Va. Mag. Hist. Vol. XIII). When passing 
through what is now Henry County, they say, ' 'Mr. Hikki who lives half a 
mile from here and keeps a store (which is nearest house at which we can 
buy salt), came to us and showed himself very friendly. We had a 
miserable road to his house. Here we bought some provisions." In 
the earliest records of the county we find mention of "Hicky 's old 
road . " It traverses the county from Staunton River on the north straigh t 
to the Court house, and then turns due west into Henry County, and this 
same road is to-day called Hicky's road. 

(22.) Hamon Critz, one of the first Justices of the County. He lived 
in that part of the county later known as Patrick. At a meeting of the 
Vestry of Camden Parish at Pittsylvania Courthouse, July 22, 1769, 
"a chappel of ease" was ordered to be built near Captain Haman Crites 
of a size 20 by 24 feet, Round loggs for the body, a clapboard Roof and 
Benches, & etc." 



TITHABLES OP PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767 185 

Tithes Land 

William Hays 2 

Cillis Ratlif t 1 

Arch'l Hughes 1 

Geo. Allan 

Henry France 

David Gowing- 3 272 

Nicholas Langfoid 2 

James Fee 1 

Geo. Poor _ 2 

Rob' Crump, Jun'. 

Rob* Crump, Sen' 

Frederick Fulkerson 

Alex' Deputy 

Adam Loving (23) 2 

William Loving 1 

Joseph Cameron 1 400 

JohnPluk. 3 

Zacheriah Cook._ 1 

Thos. Harbour.__ 4 790 

David Witt. 1 

Paletiah Shelton. 1 144 

Geo. Gibson.- 1 

John Wildrich Bender. 402 

John Parr... 2 408 

William Denson. 1 

William Tirpin. 1 

Geo. Gray. 1 

William Harrald. 1 

John Jinings. — 1 

Peter Rentfro. 2 

John Koger. 1 

John France.™ 3 

John Camron_„ 1 

(23.) Adam Loving is mentioned in the Moravian Diaries, 1753. 
They were passing through what is now Henry County and write ' 'we drove 
four miles further and ate dinner at Adam Loving's plantation. They 
were very friendly to us. The man showed us the ford across the first 
branch of Mayo River." (Va. Mag. Hist. Vol. 13.) 



186 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 

Tithes Land 

David Lyler. 1 

Miles Jinings 2 185 

Lambath Dodson 1 

Phillip Buzzard. 1 

Thorn. Murry. 1 

Solomon Smith 1 

John Spain.. 1 

John Gooch 1 

James Pritchard. 2 

Haman Critz 2 200 

A List of Titbables taken for Pittsylvania in 1767 by John 
Dix (24). 

John Armstrong Annica. 2 210 

Thomas Ayers 1 

Daniel Ayers 1 

Moses Ayers 1 

John Bynum 1 200 

Arthur Bynum.__ 1 

Lawrence Barker 1 

William Barker 1 

Edward Burges 1 

John Bynam Jr 1 

Moses Cornelius 1 

Thomas Colley 1 

William Cornelius 1 

William Colley 1 

John Chipman, Constable 1 

James Collie 1 

Thomas Dudley. 1 

Henry Dixon, Jas. Durough, Jas. Borough 3 

John Dix, Ephraim Dismunkes, James Evalto, 

Will, Joe, Minkes, Ben, Lett, Old Janney & 

Janney and 1 chair, deduct 2 tithes being 

ferrymen 10 307 

(24.) John Dix, established a ferry across Dan River in 1766, which 
was used constantly in Southern Campaign of Revolution (see Pitts 
Records). Was one of the first Justices of the County. Appointed 
Captain of the Militia in 1775. 



TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767 



187 



William Durrett, Peter. 

Edward Floyde 

Lewis Green, William Green 

John Hamilton 

Samuel Harris (25), Bob. Honeyball, 

Pompey, Janney, Sally, Lucy. 

James Hogan, William Hogan 

John Hensley.__ 

Thomas Pistole 

Samuel Pruett— 



York, 



Tithes 


Land 


2 






180 


2 


100 




400 


8 


757 


2 


100 



20 



590 
165 



545 



Hugh Mahone.„ 

John McClane 

Thomas Merriwether, William Meriwether, 

Jason Bowcock, Paul, Frank, Southsea 

Betty, Nann, Hannah, Nann, Nedd, Sue, 

Judy, Creshea, Joe, Paul, Jacob, Cate, 

Peter & Judy- 

William McDaniel, Tom, Dick, Daniel, 

Lovoney, Milley, Liddy & Janney.... 

Daniel Ober 

William Owen 

John Roberts, Jas. Roberts & Jas. Roberts, Jr._. 

Gabriel Richards 

David Ross._ _ 

Geo. Southerland 

John Southerland 

Jacob Stillwell._ 

Philip Southerland 

(25.) Samuel Harris was a pioneer Baptist Minister of Virginia. 
He was also an early settler of this county, having many surveys made 
Ap. 2, 1748. An old book entitled "Pioneer Baptist Preachers of Vir- 
ginia" says of him that "he was born 1724, in Hanover County. When 
young he moved to the County of Pittsylvania. As he advanced in age 
he became a favorite of the people. He was appointed church warden, 
sheriff, a justice of the peace, burgess for the county. Colonel of the 
Militia, Captain of Mayo Port, and Commissary for the Port and Army. 
On one of his visits to the fort in his official character he called at the 
home of William and Joseph Murphy, dressed in his uniform » » * * 
Was converted and was baptized in 1768 by the Reverend Daniel Marshall 
During the war when it was extremely difficult to procure salt, kept 
two wagons running to Petersburg to bring up salt for his neighbors." 



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188 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 

Tithes Land 

John Stamps. 1 

Timothy Stamps-.- 1 

James Terry 3065 

William Travis 

William Thomas, Arthur & Janny 

William Tredwell 

William Wynne, Prince, Peter, Nedd, Cale & 

Judy 

Thomas Wynne & Lucy— _ 

Robert Wright 

William Wynne, jr., Saunders Southerland & 

Prince 

John Worsham & Sirus 

Joshua Worsham, Will, Frank, Abram, Lucy, 

Judy &Pegg. __ 

Robert Wynne 

Thomas Wynne, jr 

John Wheler. 

Signed John Dix. 

List of Tithables taken by Peter Perkins (26) for the year 1767. 

White Blacks Acres Wheels 

George Chadwell Land— 125 ac 

Dutton Lain tith, Land 1 83 ac 

David Terrill Land 275 

Edward Sweeton (?) tithe 1 

John Morton tithe, land 1 450 

James Burnett tithe 1 

(26.) Peter Perkins was the son of Constant Perkins and owned a 
large plantation "Oak Hill," in southern part of the county, on Dan 
River. He took an active part in the life of the county, being one of the 
first Justices of the Peace. Was a Vestryman, member of the County 
Committee of Safety. & in 1775, appointed Captain of the Militia. Com- 
manded a Pittsylvania Company of Minute Men in Cherokee Expedition 
of 1776. By the close of the Revolution, had been promoted to Colonel 
and commanded a regiment in battle of Guilford (Pittsylvania Pension 
Papers). In the spring of 1781, a Continental Hospital was established 
at his home for three months, as the Book of Claims, for Pittsylvania 
shows. 



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1005 


1 




6 


400 


2 


165 


1 




3 


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2 




7 


300 


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400 


1 





TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVAK1A COUNTY, 1667 189 

White Black Acres Wheels 

Davie Fields tithe 1 

George Russell Lan<L_ 180 

George Young, 1 negro woman, 1 Land.... 1 1 520 

Christopher Bowlin, son William. 2 

Joseph Bowlin, 1 tithe._ 1 

James Bowlin, 1 tithe 1 

Ephram McGoff 1 

George Thompson 1 

Richard Churchwell, tithe. 1 

John Rich tithe.- ., 1 

Conoway, 1 tithe. 1 

Archibald Thompson 1 

Rodden Thompson.- 1 

Randolph Gipson, tithe, negro Bomber. 

Land 1 1 100 

Thomas Calaway, sons Charles and 

Richard's land. 3 100 

John Court & soninlaw Jas. Coursey 

Peterson 2 

John Frederick Richel, 1 tithe Land.— 1 190 

William Rice Sadler 1 

Patrick Stiel, 1 tithe 1 

Thomas Smith, son Thomas, Land 2 400 

Edward Smith, negro Will, Land.— 1 1 150 

John Fulton, 1 tithe Land. 1 300 

John Smith, negro Dinah Land 1 1 355 

Henry Lansford, negro Judy, Land 1 1 377 

Ralph Elkins Jun. 1 

Richard Elkins, 1 tithe 1 

Nathaniel Elkins, son Jessey. 2 

John Rukey, son James 2 

Thom. Gresham 1 

Christopher Bowling Jun. 1 

John Gresham son of Phil Gresham. 1 

Edward Perogog, tithe.— 1 

James Elkin on leather wood 1 

Samuel Shields, Land. 1 130 



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White Black Acres Wheels 



John Gresham son of Thorn Gresham. 

Jesse Elkins, 1 tithe 

John Cox. 

John Givins 

William Shields 

George Button..— 

Henry Burnett. 

Thorn. Cunningham Jun 

James Shields, 1 tithe, Land.. 

James Strong.. 

Benjamine Croley, negro Peter, Land 

Thomas Strong. 

Charles Cloke, tithe.— 

Benjamine Croly, 1 tithe land 

John Strong, Joseph Martin. 

Jeremiah Walker, negro.— 

Joseph Cunningham 1 tithe land. 

Joseph Morton, 1 tithe, negro Dinah 

Land 

Abraham Passley 1 tithe 

Martain Dunkin 

John Scags.. 

James Edwards 1 tithe land 

Thorn. Bullock. 

Richard Bullock 

John Lankford 1 tithe Land. 

Joseph Cotton 

James Presnall son James, negro Jane 

George Hide 1 tithe.- 

Owen Wait- 

Joel Certain 1 tithe. 

Shadrack Turner sons John & Josiah 

Thomas Watson, 1 tithe land 

John Watson Jun, Land 

James Gravely Jun'r 

John Watson, sen tithe & Land 

John Warring. 



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210 
100 
1 
370 

1 400 

90 
360 



256 
100 
220 

104 



TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767 191 

Whites Blacks Acres Wheels 

Thorn. Gravely- 1 

James Garner 1 tithe 1 

Thomas Garner 1 tithe __ 1 

Thomas Horgeth tithes 1 2 

John Morton tithes Negroes dogery & 

seftis 1 2 

Arthur Fuller. 1 

Daniel Harikins negroes frank, Nan & 

patt and Land.. 1 3 1780 

Nicholas Perkins 1 tithe negro moll _. 1 1 

Joseph Harris 1 

David Harris 1 

John Harris Constable.- 

Benjarnine Neal Constable 

John Roach 1 tithe...- 1 

John Oaks 1 

John Rice- 1 

Henry Dunlop 1 

John Gwin. 1 

John Sams ._ 1 

William Bean & son Wm. Land 2 1083 

John Harchman son Thomas Land. 2 100 

Constant Perkins negro Jacob 1 1 

John Chadwell negro Fanner & Tiller, 

Land 1 2 748 

Zacheriah McCubbins 1 

John Been Jun 1 

John Jones, 1 tithe Land. 1 200 

John Join Land.- 525 

Wm. Edwards son Thorn. Land. 2 293 

Robt Perriman 1 

Thomas Billings. 1 

William Murphy... 1 

Thorn. Edwards, negro Andrew Land 1 1 91 

William McCubbin. 1 

Henry Rice Land 1 200 

Nathan Carter. 1 



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A List of Land & Tithes taken by Hugh Innes (27) for 
Pittsylvania County Anno. Dom. 1767. 



Tithes 
1 
2 



2 
1 



Land 



400 



400 
200 

536 
130 



Samuel Collins. 

Rowland Judd & Nathaniel Judd 

James Keith 

Charles Atkinman 

Morris Atkinson 

Abner Cochrum 

John Law John Law jr. negroes Jeany & Keat.__ . 

Henry Atkinson jr._ 

Thomas Hall 

William Hall & Lansford Hall. 

Jesse HalL 

William Hall jr. 

William HilL 

IsomHall._ 

Thomas Dunkin Jr.— 

Thomas Jones. 

Thomas Anderson & James Anderson 

William Griffith 

Joseph Clements, Gabriel Clements & Var- 

diman Clements 

Francis Easom & Wm Hungett, John Hungett 

& Chas. Hungett 

Christopher Shot & Christopher Shot Jr. 

Benjamine Barten 

John Ferguson & negro Dinah 

John Savory Jr. , 

William Bramby 

Samuel Walker & negro Judd 

William Davis 

Joseph Bird 

Reuben Kieff. 

Robert Hill, Swinfield Hill & Thomas HilL 

(27.) Hugh Innes was a Justice of Peace, Vestryman & member of 
County Committee of Safety. He, with John Donelson, represented 
Pittsylvania in Convention of August 1774. 



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